Waterland secures €500m ESG Equity Bridge Facility for its eighth Fund
Waterland Private Equity Investments and a group of three banks comprising Natixis, ABN Amro and Rabobank closed a €500m Equity Bridge Facility linked to ESG targets for Waterland Private Equity Fund VIII (‘WPEF VIII’), the latest fund closed by Waterland with €2.5bn in commitments from world class institutional investors.
Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realizing their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and committed industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions.
Waterland acts as an active shareholder in its portfolio companies, playing a key role in their strategic and operational development, growth and performance. With its experienced, entrepreneurial investment team, Waterland aims to help ambitious entrepreneurs obtain a strong market position in today’s increasingly competitive business environment. To date, Waterland has made investments in over 700 companies.
Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V. is registered as a fund manager in the register maintained by the Dutch regulator, the AFM (Autoriteit Financiële Markten).
ABN AMRO is an all-round Dutch financial institution headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Active in 13 countries, with a focus on Northwest Europe, we offer a full range of financial products and solutions for clients in:
• Retail Banking (around 5 million clients)
• Private Banking (around 100,000 clients)
• Commercial Banking (around 365,000 SME clients)
• Corporate & Institutional Banking (more than 30,000 clients worldwide)
We have a clear purpose: Banking for better, for generations to come. The shift towards sustainability is one of the most important challenges of our time. Supporting our clients and the community at moments that matter has always been our role and responsibility.
ABN AMRO ranked among the top 10% of most sustainable banks worldwide in 2019 and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). For more information, visit our website www.abnamro.com.
Rabobank is an international financial services provider operating on the basis of cooperative principles. It offers retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking, leasing and real estate services. As a cooperative bank, Rabobank puts customers’ interests first in its services. Rabobank is committed to being a leading customer-focused cooperative bank in the Netherlands and a leading food and agri bank worldwide. Rabobank employed 43,272 staff per 31 December 2020. Rabobank Group is active in 38 countries. Rabobank has the best ESG rating from Sustainalytics for all diversified banks in the world. For more information about the Rabobank Group go to www.rabobank.com.
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